CWUPierce County Campus NewsPierce County Campus News$100,000 Coca-Cola Grant Helps CWU’s First Generation Students Complete College, 29 Sep 2015 12:37:35<p><img alt="" src="/pierce-county/sites/" style="width: 388px; height: 200px;"></p><p>Students who are the first in their families to attend college will receive a generous financial boost from The Coca-Cola Foundation. The Coca-Cola First-Generation Last Mile Scholarship will provide 10 first-generation students at Central Washington University with significant financial support—$5,000 per year for two years—during their junior and senior years.</p><p>“We estimate that more than 15 to 20 percent of our first-year and transfer students are the first in their families to attend college,” said Scott Wade, vice president of CWU University Advancement and executive director of the CWU Foundation. “The Coca-Cola Company has an outstanding reputation for supporting educational opportunities for first-generation students in the United States.”</p><p>By providing more than half of average tuition and fees for the year, the Last Mile scholarships will allow students to focus on their studies instead of spending excessive time at a job to pay for their education. The purpose is for students to graduate on time with the academic standing necessary to successfully compete in graduate programs or pursue a career.</p><p>To apply for the scholarship, students need to contact the CWU Scholarship Office at The deadline to apply for the 2015-2016 school year is October 15, 2015.</p><p>Qualified applicants are:<br>• First-generation students (students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college)<br>• Students who are either returning or transferring to CWU as juniors in fall quarter 2015<br>• Full-time students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater<br>• Students with demonstrated financial need</p><p>Students enrolled in Ellensburg or any of the seven CWU university centers are eligible to apply for the scholarship.</p><p>Students will receive $5,000 for the first year. If they maintain a 3.0 grade point average and make satisfactory progress towards their degree, they’ll receive the second $5,000 for their senior year.</p><p>The overall purpose of the scholarships is to increase the retention and graduation rates of the scholarship recipients. It is expected that the retention rate for scholarship holders will be 90 to 100 percent from junior to senior year and that at least 80 percent of the 2015 scholarship recipients will graduate in 2017.</p><p>“We’re excited that one of the most recognized companies in the world is partnering with us to help our students,” enthused Wade. “We hope we will be working with them for many years.”</p><p><br>Since 1993, The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship (CCFG) program has supported students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college or university.&nbsp; Since its inception, over $39 million in scholarships has been awarded to over 3,200 students on more than 450 campuses throughout the United States.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br>WILDCAT PRIDE ON THE GO! GET THE 'BURG APP, 10 Sep 2015 10:58:47<p>Did you know that you can take your Wildcat Pride with you wherever you go? CWU has our own radio station that anyone can access through a downloadable app to your cell phone or tablet.</p><p>Football games will be streamed through the 88.1 'Burg App</p><p>The app can be downloaded at&nbsp; <a href=""> </a></p>CWU Brings Three Business Programs to CWU-Pierce County. $1000 Scholarships Available, 26 Aug 2015 16:55:48<p>Visit the<a href=""> Business Pierce </a>page for more information</p>Student Ambassador Needed!, 12 Mar 2015 10:22:33<p>Looking to make some extra money? The CWU-Pierce County front office is hiring! The Student Ambassador position is a fun way to promote CWU-Pierce County while working on campus. Student Ambassador's can work up to 19 hours per week. Call 253-964-6636 or bring your resume in to Olympic 330 if you are interested.</p>Writing Center Help Available!, 29 Jan 2015 09:33:17<p>The CWU Online Learning Support Services Writing and Math Center would like to remind you that it is never too early in the quarter to seek support in writing or mathematics.</p><p>To work with a writing tutor via email, send your paper to Include your student ID, course, professor, campus, year, major, and information about the assignment. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response. Once a tutor is assigned to you, you will receive written and/or video feedback on your work.</p>New Transfer Student Information Available, 01 May 2014 08:52:01<h4>Available Now:</h4><h4><span style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.4;">More information about </span><span style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.4;">transferring</span><span style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.4;"> to Central Washington University is available through this link:</span></h4><p></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></span style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.4;"></span style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.4;"></span style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.4;">Congratulations Class of 2012!, 07 Jun 2012 10:48:102014-2015 Registration Handboook Online, 26 Oct 2011 09:54:24<p>The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">F</a><a href="" target="_blank">all 2014 - Spring 2015 Registration Handbook</a>&nbsp;is now available online and contains important calendar information, and final exam schedules for the 14-15 Academic Year. Check it out!</p>Join the Law and Justice Club!, 26 Oct 2011 09:50:06<p>CWU-Pierce County has a newly formed Law and Justice Club. Come out and join us for fun events and network building. Contact Teresa Francis <a href=""></a>&nbsp;for more information!</p></a href="">Events and activities at Pierce College are open to CWU students., 26 Oct 2011 09:49:17<p>Check out the&nbsp;<a href=";y=2013" target="_blank">activities</a>&nbsp;page for more info.</p>